By Mari Denae
Some secrets should never be kept…
Growing up in the servants’ quarters at Haven Hill, Claire Brown was a poor outcast, living in a world of money and privilege. Her only solace was best friend, Alice Sinclair, and secret desire, Jackson Montgomery. Rich and connected, they were perfect in every way and perfect for each other.
Still, Claire was foolish enough to fall in love with Jackson, and desperate enough to hide it. When Alice found out, there was a terrible accident that left her in a coma. Jackson disappeared, leaving New Haven without even saying good-bye.
Ten years later, Claire has managed to build a life without them. So when Jackson calls out of nowhere to say Alice is awake, Claire’s first thought is Thank God. Her second? I’m screwed. Lusting after Jackson destroyed her. It’s nothing compared to what she’s hiding now.
But nothing stays hidden forever.
Caught up in a love triangle, Jackson left Claire ten years ago to stay by Alice’s bedside while she was in a coma. Now that Alice is awake, he plans to win Claire back because he’s been in love with her since he was a teen. But Claire, who was left devastated by Jackson’s departure and that he never once contacted her, has no plans to let him back into her heart if she can help it.
REAWAKENED SECRETS is the first in a three-part serial novella about Claire and Jackson and does end in a cliffhanger. It’s told in Claire’s POV and contains flashbacks to her teen years before Alice’s accident. REAWAKENED SECRETS is the debut novel for Mari Denae and while it’s not a bad story, it was predictable and I found myself skipping sections to get to the end. While I wasn’t a fan of the story, I thought it was written very well for a new author and the cover is absolutely beautiful.
Reawakened Secrets (Reawakened # 1)
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